Salmon Fishing Shifts Into High Gear
King salmon fishing is “very good” now on the Feather River from the Thermalito Afterbay Outlet to below Shanghai Bend, reported Bob Boucke of Johnson’s Bait and Tackle.
“Anglers are using spinners, Kwikfish and Flatfish,” said Boucke. “Jiggers are also hooking fish on Gibbs Minnows and other lures.”
Boucke hasn’t heard of any steelhead reports lately, though anglers should start seeing the steelies follow the salmon into the system.
Fish Sniffer staffer Ernie Marlan, his son Andrew, and his son’s friend had a great day salmon fishing with Rob Reimers of Rustic Rob’s Guide Service on Thursday, August 29. The anglers landed four kings ranging from 15 to 20 pounds while using Reimbr’s “Super Speedy Shiner” behind a Silvertron bade.
“We were fishing at Shanghai Bend,” he noted. “We also lost two other salmon.”
On the previous day, Reimers fished solo and landed a limit of two fish weighing 20 to 25 pounds while using the same lures in the same area. He also lost two other fish.
"On Saturday, August 30 we fished the Feather River between Gridley and Oroville," said Rick Kennedy of Tight Lines Guide Service. "The river was full of fish, but they didn't want to bite very well. The warm water and boat traffic made the bite tough. We managed one fish on a T-55 Flatfish and had 4 other grabs before calling it a day."
Combined releases to the Feather River below the Thermalito Afterbay Outlet continue to be 5500 cfs.Back To Reports